The Manila Times quoted Bulacan police provincial director Senior Superintendent Romeo Caramat, Jr. as saying that Captain Ruel Meloria, his passengers Elisha Necesario, Ma. Vena Palunan, Romeo Huenda and Melvin Melgar perished, along with the occupants of the house have died in the crash.
“The Piper PA-23 Apache six-seater twin-engine light aircraft with registry number RP-C299 crashed in the morning after take-off from Plaridel Airport,” said The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).
The CAAP said the cause of the crash has yet to be determined. However, it has sent a team from its Flight Safety and Inspectorate Service to the crash site for further investigation.